News – Training

Find yourself in a support role? Free, live, online training

UPDATE: Oh no! Have you missed this free training opportunity? FDAMH delivers a wide range of training, please get in touch with us if you are interested in finding out more!

Have you volunteered to help during the pandemic, or find that your role has changed and that you are now more involved in trying to provide support to others? Unsure about how to cope with those difficult situations and conversations?

Perhaps FDAMH can help. We have been asked to share our many years of experience in supporting people by providing free training that looks at the sorts of challenges you may encounter.

We’ll help you:

  • build on your own unique skills
  • enhance your ability to listen and communicate
  • consider how to keep boundaries in place and enable the people you are working with
  • learn how to respond if someone discloses an intention to self-harm
  • find other resources and sources of support
  • and, of equal importance, provide you with top tips on how to care for yourself!

You can book your place on this FREE 1-day course using Eventbrite. Pop along to:
You will require this password: EcsEb17
Then simply select the course you wish to attend.

Some feedback from the courses:

“I feel more able to speak to clients and family members who at times struggle with mental health”
“I’m more aware of my own wellbeing and how this helps me to deal with and assist the clients I am working with”
“Prepares you for difficult and distressing calls during isolation and increases confidence around suicidal situations”
“The two trainers were very professional, with good sense of humour and great at putting us at ease”

Tag: Mental Health, Training
30/06/2020 at 2:47 pm

New website!

Our social enterprise EHM Training have been hard at work developing a great new website! It’s now live at Find out all about their great courses and book online directly on their website!

Tag: Training
27/09/2019 at 12:45 pm

Payment Plans Now Available for the Training Academy’s COSCA Courses this August!

Did you know….?
FDAMH Training Academy are now offering payment plans for our upcoming COSCA Courses starting this August 2018. Payment plans can run throughout the duration of the course, making the choice to join even easier!
Be quick though, as the deadline for applications is this Friday 20th July.
For more information or to download an application form click here:

Tag: Training
16/07/2018 at 12:49 pm

Living with Mental Health Problems

Course Poster

Our great FREE course for carers starts on 13 March, 6.30pm at the Victoria Centre and will take place on subsequent Tuesday evenings for 6 weeks.

The course is for people who care for someone with a mental health problem. It helps to build your understanding and will focus on helping you to cope and helping you communicate better with the person you care for. You’ll be able to share ideas with other carers and provide each other with mutual support.

The course is led by an experienced trainer from our Family Support team and it offers a safe, inviting space for all who attend.

If you would like to attend please contact Neil Sowerby at FDAMH by calling 01324 671608 or emailing Neil Sowerby.

Tag: Family/Carers Support, Training
08/02/2018 at 1:53 pm

Additional COSCA Counselling Skills Course announced

Due to demand a second COSCA Counselling Skills Course will commence in FDAMH at the end of August 2017. The course offers a year of part-time study that fits around work and family commitments. Limited spaces remaining on this Monday evening course. More details including all of the dates

Tag: Counselling, Training
30/05/2017 at 10:33 pm

Great benefits from Mindfulness for Cancer Patients

Cancer patients and family members have been benefiting from a new specially tailored Mindfulness course at FDAMH. 2-hourly sessions over 8 weeks were funded by MacMillan Cancer Support and open to the Forth Valley community.

Mindfulness practice sessions are accompanied with time to reflect within sessions through group discussions and outwith the sessions as “homework”. The course’s overarching aim is to help people cope with the psychological challenges that arise from a cancer diagnosis.

Feedback from participants in the first course has been excellent and the course has helped people recognise and respond more skilfully to patterns of thinking that create and sustain emotional distress and cultivate and develop healthier life style choices, decisions and relationships.

“I feel more calm and feel able to deal with things better – I feel I have taken back some control of my life.”

“Both trainers were very knowledgeable and honest in their delivery of the course. I found their honesty very enlightening and it helped to make everyone feel at ease. There was more than adequate time and space for the attendees to have their say, and the trainers facilitated discussion very well.”

“I think this is a course that could prove to be very useful for a lot of people in similar situations.”

A second course will run in the New Year. If you are interested in attending please contact Neil Sowerby at FDAMH.

Read full evaluation on the first course

Tag: Training
30/11/2016 at 3:15 pm